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Yankees’ Closer Experiment Should Become the Norm of MLB Future

class="ui-droppable">After nearly 20 years of going with a single closer, the New York Yankees, of all teams, don't have one in 2015. At least, not officially.

What in the name of Mariano Rivera is going on?

That's right: Yankees manager Joe Girardi essentially has declined, on multiple occasions, to name a closer, even though the end of April is approaching and the team has played 15 games through Wednesday.

It might sound crazy to some, especially in the Bronx, where Rivera became not only a fan favorite but a legend while helping the Yankees secure the ninth inning—and five World Series titles—all while racking up the most saves in baseball history with 652.

In a way, it's ironic, almost poetic that the organization ...

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